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Defibrillators MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Defibrillators
Tree Number(s)
E07.305.250.159
Unique ID
D047548
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D047548
Scope Note
Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
Entry Term(s)
Automated External Defibrillators
Defibrillators, External
Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators
Stimulators, Electrical, Cardiac, Shock
NLM Classification #
WG 26
Previous Indexing
Electric Countershock (1967-2004)
See Also
Electric Countershock
Public MeSH Note
2005
History Note
2005
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
2004/07/07
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Defibrillators Preferred
Automated External Defibrillators Narrower
Defibrillators, External Narrower
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